GEA’s robotic milking technology wins gold at Ireland’s Innovation Awards

The GEA DairyRobot R9500 monitors cow health when milking. Credit: GEA

GEA’s In-Liner Everything system for robotic miking operations has struck gold at Ireland’s Innovations Awards, held in conjunction with the prestigious National Dairy Show.

The awards reward a new product or service which has been launched in the past 12 months that has revolutionised some aspect of dairy farming in Ireland, and the judges decided that GEA’s innovative technology fitted the bill in the engineering category.

Going for 38 years, the National Dairy Show is the premier indoor agricultural event in Ireland for the dairy farming community, while the Innovation Awards is a highly respected industry showpiece, though due to the Covid-19 pandemic the two-day event this year was moved online.

A leading provider of farming technology solutions, GEA’s In-Liner Everything performs every step of the operation — stimulation, teat cleaning, forestripping, milk harvest and post-dipping. This uniform, quick and comfortable process, all occurring within the teat cup, is key to harvesting excellent quality milk while maximising the number of cow milkings within a robotic milking facility.

The system is a unique feature of GEA’s Dairy Robot R9500 which can operate during the relaxed processes in the barn with or without pre-and post-selection to suit the farmer’s needs and farm layout. The equipment provides consistent accurate attachment, simple operational design with the flexibility and efficiency that brings a new level of intelligent milking to a farm.

A working test Dairy Robot R9500 will be among the equipment at GEA’s new solutions centre being built in Cork.

Roy Clarke, GEA Farming Technologies, Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled to have been awarded such a prestigious national accolade. The gold award for our In-Line Everything system is recognition that GEA’s engineering expertise gives robotic milking operations in Ireland the potential to reach new levels of efficiency in production.“

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